(known to all as BEAVER) – of Trail, passed away on September 19, 2012 in Kelowna General Hospital after a long courageous battle with cancer . He was born May 14, 1958 in Trail, BC. His love of life and his humor were present right to the end.
Beaver is survived by his wife Valerie, his children; Shane (Rebecca) Plamondon, Carrie (Dez) Anderson, April (Brandon) Trosky; his grandson, Zethan Anderson; his sister Diane (Dennis) Young; brothers Ken Flagel, Joe (Sue) Flagel, Dennis Flagel and Wayne Flagel as well as many nieces and nephews and countless friends.
He was raised in Warfield, BC and Beaver remained in the Kootenays throughout most of his life. He was a great sportsman and excelled at hockey, golfing, curling, waterskiing, hunting, and fishing to name a few.
Beaver was all about good times and his spirit and humor will carry on in all of our hearts forever. Anyone who met him became an instant life-long friend. Beaver had an uncanny ability to put everyone immediately at ease and he truly lived each and every day to the fullest including the last.
Beaver was predeceased by his father Matt, his mother Kay and his brother Larry.
An informal Celebration of Life for Beaver was held at the Trail Royal Canadian Legion #11 on Saturday, September 29, 2012. Bill Clark with Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ was entrusted with the arrangements.
As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to either the BC Cancer Society at 908 Rossland Avenue, Trail, BC V1R 3N6 or to the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital Foundation at 1200 Hospital Bench, Trail, BC V1R 4M1 or online at www.kbrhhealthfoundation or to a charity of your choice.
Very special thanks from all of Beaver’s family to Dr. Lesperance—who went above and beyond the call of duty–for her kindness and her care to Beaver throughout this trying past couple of years. A big thank you to all of the doctors and nurses who were so wonderful with him and to all his friends and family for making each day count.
You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at
Forever missed and loved.
An Eternal Memory…
…Until We Meet Again
Those special memories of you
will always bring a smile
if only I could have you back
for just a little while.
Then we could sit and talk again
just like we used to do
you always meant so very much
and always will do too.
The fact that you’re no longer here
will always cause me pain
but you’re forever in my heart
until we meet again.